Adibi injured in USC loss

Updated: September 1, 2004, 12:28 AM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech starting linebacker Xavier Adibi will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to reattach a tendon in his right biceps muscle to the humerus bone, the school said Tuesday.

Adibi, a redshirt freshman, was injured on Saturday in the Hokies' season-opening loss to top-ranked Southern Cal in the Black Coaches Association Classic in Landover, Md. He had surgery on Tuesday at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg.

Hokies trainer Mike Goforth said Adibi will have his arm in a sling for about six weeks and then undergo six weeks of rehabilitation. He should be ready to return by spring practice next season, Goforth said.

The Hokies will start senior Mikal Baaqee in Adibi's spot and give redshirt freshman Vince Hall his first start at the position against Western Michigan on Sept. 11.


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